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Workplace Analytics makes your team more productive

By Chris Butler / February 19, 2020 /

Microsoft’s Office 365 Workplace Analytics gives teams a better perspective and control over their members’ productivity. Using the data gathered by the tool, managers can create effective strategies to improve employee engagement and output. How does Workplace Analytics work? A paid add-on to Office 365 enterprise plans, Workplace Analytics extracts behavioral insights from data gathered…

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Why a technology business review is vital

By Chris Butler / February 14, 2020 /

Identifying opportunities in all areas of business is vital for growth. However, one area that’s often overlooked is technology. Although it’s tempting to adopt an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” attitude with IT, conducting regular technology business reviews is necessary if you want to achieve your business goals. A technology business review reveals…

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FAQs about bloatware and how to remove them

By Chris Butler / February 12, 2020 /

Ever powered up a brand new laptop straight out of the box and realized that there are already a ton of apps installed that you know you’ll never use? That’s bloatware, and it’s a regular occurrence when purchasing new computers. Superfish In mid-2014, Lenovo users noticed that something was awry with their web browsers: banner…

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Make the most of your cybersecurity investment

By Chris Butler / February 10, 2020 /

As cybersecurity incidents become more sophisticated, frequent, and intelligent, experts predict that the global market for cybersecurity products in 2020 will exceed that of last year. In fact, your company might be one of the thousands of businesses looking to purchase cybersecurity software. To maximize your company’s cybersecurity investment, follow these steps. Uncover threats and…

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5 Nifty uses for your old computers

By Chris Butler / February 5, 2020 /

Don’t be so quick to dump that old computer! Despite being slow and clunky, your old desktop or laptop may still add value to your business. There are many uses for old PC hardware, and here are five of them. Make a NAS server Network-attached storage (NAS) is a server for your small business network…

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3 Excel tips that make life easier

By Chris Butler / January 31, 2020 /

Microsoft Excel is now better than ever, thanks to its extremely user-friendly features. Pull yourself up skillswise by following our three tips below. Take advantage of Ideas in Excel If you’re not sure which type of chart best tells a particular story out of a table of data, don’t worry — Excel’s artificial intelligence (AI)…

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Find out how virtual reality helps business growth

By Chris Butler / January 27, 2020 /

Technology has always helped business growth. However, with the many innovations available, knowing which to adopt can be bewildering. Virtual reality (VR) is one technology businesses can invest in. Find out if it’s right for your business with this list of VR advantages and benefits. Create your own VR prototypes With the help of VR,…

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Microsoft adjusts how Windows 10 is updated

By Chris Butler / January 24, 2020 /

Having problems with your Windows 10 updates? Perhaps they’re incompatible with your latest driver update. To prevent such issues from happening, Microsoft has changed the Windows 10 update system. First, let’s distinguish between driver updates and operating system (OS) updates: Driver updates – A driver is software that allows your computer’s OS to communicate with…

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Office 365 hacking: What you need to know

By Chris Butler / January 22, 2020 /

There really is an app for almost everything — including one that cybercriminals use to hack into businesses’ systems. Cyberattacks have become so advanced that they are now aided by an app, like this one that poses serious threats to Office 365 users. If you’re using Office 365, here’s what you need to know. A…

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Windows 10 Vulnerability

By Chris Butler / January 21, 2020 /

Last week, Microsoft released a security update to fix “a broad cryptographic vulnerability” discovered within its Windows operating system. The bug was first identified and reported by the US National Security Agency (NSA), and should be patched immediately. We are sending you this advisory to make you aware of (and strongly encourage you to patch) a vulnerability identified within certain Microsoft Windows…

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